Can Seth Green still use his Bored Ape character in his upcoming series White Horse Tavern even after someone stole his Bored Ape NFT? Probably.

As I grade law school exams, I came across a complicated scenario IRL that would make for an excellent law school exam. The actor Seth Green revealed a trailer for his upcoming series White Horse Tavern, which uses one of the Bored Ape characters (#8398) from the NFTs he owns. According to Buzzfeed (see below),…

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Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) will transfer all IP to Bored Ape owners. Say what?!

Not a day goes by in the NFT world without something mind-blowing. I’ve been blown away so much by a message from Yuga Labs, the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, from January 3 that I’ve taken this long to write about it. As many of my readers know, back in November 2021, I…

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Prada, Adidas team up for “first of its kind” NFT project featuring user-generated + creator-owned art, in collab with artist Zach Lieberman

Prada and Adidas announced an exciting new NFT project. The “holders of adidas Originals Into the Metaverse NFTs” are invited to put their name on a waitlist. From the waitlist, Prada/Adidas will select 3,000 people to submit photos or digital art to a collaboration art project with artist Zach Lieberman. Using the more environmentally friendly…

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World of Women NFTs go on bull run, 373% increase in sales, buyers get full IP rights

Back in October 2021, we reported how Reese Witherspoon purchased an NFT from the World of Women collection created by Yam Karkai. Since then, the average sales price has hovered around 2 ETH. But starting in 2022, the World of Women NFTs have been on a tear. This week, the average price hit above 9…

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Bored Apes, Mutant Apes continue bull run into 2022, as Eminem, Meek Mill, others ape in

2022 started out with a bang. And it was all apes. Yuga Labs, the creator of the Bored Ape Yacht Club, plus Mutant Ape Yacht Club and Bored Ape Kennel Club, has hit a rare NFT trifecta. Amazingly, the 3 hottest NFT collections in terms of sales volume in the past 24 hours were all…

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CryptoPunks v. Bored Apes: who cares if Bored Apes flip CryptoPunks?

Flippening: There’s been a lot of chatter on social media about the possibility that Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) will flip the CryptoPunks–meaning having a higher floor (sales price for the lowest priced recent sale) than the CryptoPunks. Indeed, that would be a shocking turn of events, given that the CryptoPunks are the most valuable…

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Dennis Rodman buys 2 Cryptomories NFTs–so did I. Here’s why.

Over the weekend, NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman purchased 2 NFTs from the Cryptomories collection on OpenSea. They were his very first NFT purchases. Congrats, Dennis Rodman! Cryptomories were designed by the interdimensional artist iwwon. Cryptomories are meant to be reminders that life is short: ” ‘memento mori’ means ‘remember you die’ in latin.…

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RTFKT CLONE X + Murakami NFTs sell for $100,000 – $600,000, but license limits use to noncommercial uses

After the big reveal of the RTFKT CLONE X + Murakami NFTs, they started hitting the secondary market. The top sales went for impressive prices between $100,000 to $600,000, as compiled by NFT-Stats. The higher priced NFTs apparently contained avatars with so-called “Murakami traits” added by the famed artist Murakami. But, unfortunately, those Murakami-trait NFTs…

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How AriZona Iced Tea went too far in using the Bored Ape Yacht Club brand after buying Bored Ape NFT

We’ve been analyzing the blanket commercial licenses–a form of decentralized collaboration–that Yuga Labs has granted with every purchase of a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT. It’s the “secret sauce” behind Yuga Labs’ meteoric success. A buyer of a Bored Ape NFT gets the right to commercially use the Bored Ape, plus make derivative works from…

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The Secret Sauce of Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Success: Decentralized Collaboration via Blockchain and NFTs

Why is Bored Ape Yacht Club the hottest NFT collection around? In this video, I explain the secret sauce to the Bored Ape collection’s success: its use a decentralized collaboration or De-Collab. I explain my theory in a research paper, “The Bored Ape Business Model: Decentralized Collaboration via Blockchain and NFTs.” Download it on SSRN.…

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